Monday, March 4, 2013

1890's Walking Outfit

From the seller:

Beautiful very late 1890's early 1900's two piece Victorian dress. Made from a copper colored wool, nicely tailored, mantel has a hidden hook-and-eye front with mock outer golden buttons, high collar with a funny wooden neck clasp that really doesn't hook to anything, beautiful front detailing, skirt fits high waited with a decorative fringe trim, box pleated A-line with large sweep, hook-and-eye back.

For it's age, this set is in pretty good shape. The mantel had it's liner removed and some of the silk is on the edges. There is a small pin hole on the front of the mantel, hole/tear near the elbow and another small hole on the other arm. The skirt has some damage to the front of it {see images} and some stress wear near the hook-and-eyes. Few very minor marks from storage, but other than that, this set is solid. This item is not eligible for return.

Size: XSmall
Label: Philipsborn

Bust 34
Waist Top: 26 Skirt: 24

Hips Free
Length Top: 25 Skirt: 40
Shoulder 15

From Me:

You know how sometimes something is so ugly, it's cute? This is not one of those times. I think this had fur lining at one point in it's life. The lining was clearly removed - it would make sense if a fur lining was removed rather than a silk one as fur could easily be reused.

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